The rivalry India and Pakistan share on the cricket field is only trumped by the rivalry between the two arch-rivals on social media. The Indian Premier League (IPL), undoubtedly, established the benchmark for all other nations for their own franchise leagues.
Neighbouring nation Pakistan soon initiated their own league modulated by the idea of world’s premium T20 event by the name of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Various stars from all across the globe participated in the event since its inception in 2016.
PSL boasts the likes of Brendon McCullum, Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Shahid Afridi, Kevin Pietersen and many others in this edition of the league. However, the quality of cricket and its following could not quite match the expected standards in the recent years.
The first few matches of the much-hyped league hosted saw empty stands and low viewership, much to the disappointment of their fans. The primary reason for the failure of the event is the neutral venues of UAE.
Flocking to places like Abu Dhabi and Dubai from Pakistan may not be feasible for common Pakistani crowd. Due to security concerns in the country, players have been reluctant to play in the terrorism-plagued country.
That said, the Indian contingent on Twitter took this as an opportunity to troll Pakistan Cricket for the failure of the event. The proud Indians rubbed their noses in the success of IPL and the failure of PSL. Some of the reactions will guarantee to tickle the funny bone.
Here is a selection
When someone says, "PSL is better than IPL" :
— अभी_shake (@aao_twist_kare) February 25, 2018
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 23, 2018
IPL vs PSL pic.twitter.com/DvQcSpqsTw
— ? (@Woh_ladka) February 26, 2018
Pehle aapne pakistaniyon ko dikhao bhai ?? pic.twitter.com/vExGAy134G
— Aditi. (@Sassy_Soul_) February 25, 2018
isse jyada log toh mumbai indians ke coach bane huye hain pic.twitter.com/r4kUiz59wn
— Sunil The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 24, 2018
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 25, 2018
– PSL is the only league where everyone in the stadium gets to be on camera at least once.
— ???? ????? (@_Biryanified) February 26, 2018
*Pakistani couple *
Gf: I want to spend some alone time with you
Bf: Okay PSL stadium chalte hai
— Karan Talwar (@BollywoodGandu) February 26, 2018
*Meanwhile in Pakistan*
He : Hey I wanna kiss you, wanna touch you, wanna feel you…
She : Yaha Ni koi dekh Lega… Kisi Sunsaaan jagah Chalo…
*Both went to #PSL Stadium*
— Vaibhav… (@lamevaibhav) February 26, 2018
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) February 20, 2018
Cheerleaders in IPL Vs PSL pic.twitter.com/OELJoRFzyu
— sunil choudhary (@Aawara86) February 26, 2018
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) February 26, 2018
Pic 1 : Crowd in PSL
— Sudhanshu (@whoshud) February 23, 2018